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Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools

Release date: May, 2011

Nios II Embedded Design Suite v11.0

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Download Option 1: Individual Files

Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools Platform File Name Size
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy ToolsWindows 11.0_legacy_nios2_windows.exe
MD5: 5031ba570101309c1d0716a7a429c190
139 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools
Service Pack 1
Includes Nios II v11.0
Windows 11.0sp1_legacy_nios2_windows.exe
MD5: 023d60da2b51a267d10bf75f6966e230
139 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy ToolsLinux 11.0_legacy_nios2_linux.sh
MD5: 57f2cd2c66c8679f84bb42dd655c9319
465 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools
Service Pack 1
Includes Nios II v11.0
Linux 11.0sp1_legacy_nios2_linux.sh
MD5: 6e2687ce67190f5a5300ad318cde9fc5
465 MB

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Download Option 2: DVD .iso File

If you do not have Internet access or if you require a DVD, you can download and use the DVD ISO file to create your own installation DVD for installing Altera's software and device support. You must first install the Altera Complete Design Suite (ACDS) software (Windows or Linux version) before you install the ACDS Devices software. You must install both the ACDS software (Windows or Linux version) and the ACDS Devices software.

Platform File Name Size
ACDS v11.0 SP1 Windows DVD (ISO) Windows 11.0sp1_208_acds_windows.iso
MD5: 2ec0ff724b9b219da5705f810c7ed861
6.0 GB
ACDS v11.0 SP1 Linux DVD (ISO) Linux 11.0sp1_208_acds_linux.iso
MD5: 6b60d4ce39d89504cc4a8847dbae47dd
8.0 GB

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Service Packs: Quartus II

  • Nios II Embedded Design Suite v11.0 Service Pack 1
    Includes Nios II Embedded Design Suite v11.0
  • You must update Quartus® II software version 11.0 to service pack 1 to use the Nios® II Embedded Design Suite version 11.0 SP1.

    Download Quartus® II Subscription Edition version 11.0 SP1 (downloadable patch)

    Download Quartus® II Web Edition version 11.0 SP1 (full Quartus II software download)

    Important Notes

    Read before downloading software (Download procedure for Nios II EDS has changed).

    The Nios II Embedded Design Suite (EDS) v11.0 is included as part of the Quartus II v11.0 software (web and subscription edition) and includes:

    1. Nios II Software Build Tools for Eclipse
    2. Nios II GCC 4 Tool-chain

    You do not need to download anything other than the Quartus II v11.0 software to get the Nios II EDS tools listed above. The Nios II Software Build Tools for Eclipse and the Nios II GCC 4 Tool-chain are recommended for all new designs

    You will need to download the individual files on this page, only if you are using Nios II EDS Legacy Tools which comprise:

    1. Nios II IDE (Legacy)
    2. Nios II GCC 3 Tool-chain
    3. Nios II C2H Compiler (Fully Supported)

    Install the following software in this order:

    1. Quartus II Web Edition Software
    2. Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools

    Be sure to renew your Nios II intellectual property (IP) or the Embedded IP Suite license. Contact your local Altera sales representative or distributor to place your order. Visit Embedded Licensing for more details.

    Find out what’s new in this release on the news page.

    Features

    Table 2. Nios II Embedded Design Suite (EDS) Features
    Feature Details
    Device Support

    Visit the Quartus® II Software Subscription Edition and Web Edition Comparison page for detailed device support information.

    Software Development Tool Support
    • Nios® II Software Build Tools for Eclipse, debugger, drivers, and utilities (go to the Nios II embedded software tools page for complete details)
    • Nios II C-to-Hardware (C2H) Acceleration Compiler Evaluation
    • NicheStack TCP/IP Stack—Nios II Edition Evaluation
    • Micrium MicroC/OS-II RTOS Evaluation
    More Information Find detailed information on the Nios II processor web page. Find out what’s new in this release on the news page.

    Licensing

    Nios II Processor: To obtain a time-unlimited license file for the Nios II processor, you must purchase either a standalone Nios II processor core license (ordering code: IP-NIOS) or the Embedded IP Suite (ordering code: IPS-EMBEDDED). Contact your local Altera® representative or use Altera Tool Support to order today.

    Nios II C2H Acceleration Compiler: You can create, compile, and generate time-limited Nios II processor systems and hardware accelerators generated by the Nios II C2H Compiler without obtaining a license file by using the OpenCore Plus evaluation feature. You must obtain a license for the Nios II processor core (ordering code: IP-NIOS) and Nios II C2H Acceleration Compiler (ordering code: IPT-C2H-NIOS) to generate time-unlimited programming files and flash programming files. Contact your local Altera representative or use Altera Tool Support to order today. You do not need a license if you will only be developing software using the Nios II Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

    Micrium MicroC/OS-II RTOS: You can develop software for any of the Nios II development kits using the Micrium MicroC/OS-II RTOS. To generate software to run on other boards or ship in a product, you must obtain a license. To obtain a license for the Micrium MicroC/OS-II RTOS, contact Micrium today.

    Download Notes

    • Installation Instructions: View installation instructions for all operating systems.
    • Online Demonstrations: View now.
    • Support
      • The Nios II EDS Support web page can help with questions or problems that are not answered by the information provided here.
      • Find Answers in the Altera support center uses natural language-processing technology to search all available technical documentation to answer your questions directly. Find Answers solves technical queries because you can ask your exact questions online.
      • You can also benefit from the Altera mySupport online issue tracking system.
      • Additionally, you can find answers to many questions in the Nios Forum area of the Altera Forum.

    Legal Notice—Altera's MegaCore® License Agreement governs the installation and use of the Nios II software. The Software Subscription License Agreement governs the installation and use of the Quartus II Web Edition design so